hit TV screens in the 1990s it brought trends (the ‘Rachel’ haircut), record levels of viewership and accelerated the careers of its six protagonists, bringing them extreme levels of fame and wealth.But the speed at which their profiles grew and lives consequently changed is something David Schwimmer says affected his relationship with other people.Schwimmer has now revealed the effect joining the show had on his life, describing it as “huge life changing event”, However, he indicated that level of fame was not a wholly positive one. “I was 27 when the show hit so I had a pretty solid understanding of who I was and my relationship to the world and as an actor, the way I was trained, my job was to observe life and to observe other people and so I used to walk around with my head up and really engage and watch people and then the effect of celebrity was the absolute opposite.“It made me want to hide under a baseball cap and not be seen and I realised after a while that I was no longer watching people I was trying to hide,” he said.First, Matthew Perry has already announced he won’t be there.Second, David Schwimmer - who plays Ross in the show - has now clarified that, when the cast meet once more, it is purely a tribute to director Jimmy Burrows, nothing more. "It's a tribute to Jimmy Burrows who we love and I'm just thrilled to be a part of it.As many of us that can be there will be there and the casts of so many shows are going to try to be there—Frasier, Cheers, Will and Grace, it goes on. When NBC chief Robert Greenblatt announced the news, he said he was hoping “all six will be in the same room at the same time,” something seemingly impossible to achieve.You can read all about the original announcement here, as well as Perry’s reasoning for not joining the group, here.
Unfortunately, we’re almost definitely not going to see Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross for a number of reasons.
“When people start coming up to you and grabbing you or wanting something from you.
Now it’s even worse because it’s on camera […] it just changes how you relate to people or it can change how you relate to people.” Kardashian was Simpson’s entrusted friend who formed part of his infamous ‘dream team’ legal defence counsel while he was on trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman, eventually being found not guilty of their murder.
Schwimmer said he was thankful he and his cast mates Aniston, Courtney Cox, Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry and Lisa Kudrow all went through the experience together as although it was “thrilling, exciting and fun” it was also "really terrifying at times".
The 49-year-old said being a private person he struggled with people suddenly treating him in a different way “that sometimes was flattering but mostly very invasive”.Kardashian, who died in 2005 from cancer, was the father of television’s most famous reality television siblings Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Rob.